News from U.S. Department of Education

Secretary DeVos Visits Texas and Louisiana as Department of Education Continues to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey

1 month 2 weeks ago
Houston — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today joined President Trump, FEMA Administrator Brock Long and members of the Cabinet in Texas and Louisiana to visit with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The group toured the Hurricane Harvey Relief Center and met with members of the Texas and Louisiana congressional delegations to learn more about how best to assist those on the frontlines of the recovery effort.

Secretary DeVos Approves North Dakota's ESSA Plan

1 month 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of North Dakota's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "North Dakota's plan meets the law's requirements, so I am glad to announce its approval," said Secretary DeVos. "I want to thank Superintendent Baesler, Governor Burgum and all other stakeholders who helped craft a plan to improve education for North Dakota students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Maine and Vermont's ESSA Plans

1 month 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Maine and Vermont's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Both Maine and Vermont's plans were found to comply with the law, so I am happy to approve them," said Secretary DeVos. "I want to thank the chief state school officers, governors and all other stakeholders who helped craft these plans that will help their students succeed."

U.S. Department of Education Expands Focus on Enforcement and Consumer Protections for Students, Parents and Borrowers

1 month 2 weeks ago
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a stronger approach to how Federal Student Aid (FSA) enforces compliance by institutions participating in the Federal student aid programs by creating stronger consumer protections for students, parents and borrowers against "bad actors." FSA is an office within the U.S. Department of Education.

Secretary DeVos Approves District of Columbia, Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee's ESSA Plans

1 month 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the District of Columbia, Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "As more and more state plans come under the Department's review, I am heartened to see how states have embraced the spirit of flexibility under ESSA to improve education for individual students," said Secretary DeVos.

Education Department Activates Emergency Response Contact Center

1 month 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today activated its emergency response contact center in response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The Department’s K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders who are seeking informational resources as well as those seeking relief from Department-based administrative requirements should contact the Department toll free at 1-844-348-4082 or by email at HarveyRelief@ed.gov.
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